Arctic Research

DTU solves technical challenges in the Arctic

DTU Arctic Research Focus Areas

DTU delivers technical solutions for sustainable development of the Arctic in a changing climate. In a fast warming Arctic, DTUs purpose is to monitor, analyse data, model and map changes as a consequence of climate change to improve the understanding of the oceanographic and cryospheric response - now and in the future.

At DTU, we are specialized in tailored technical solutions customized to Arctic conditions. The green transition is central for a sustainable development of the Arctic communities. Historically, the Arctic has been challenged by solutions developed for conditions in parts of the world with a warmer climate and with a greater population density.

DTU is leading in Arctic space infrastructure for communication and surveillance. Lack of suitable communication systems is a huge constraint in large areas of the Arctic. A viable solution is the multiuse of space infrastructure in Arctic regions for defense, research and civil society, which may comprise satellites in combination with planes, drones and in situ data.